Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has kicked off her presidential campaign, insisting she’s the best man of the job and promising to lift over 80 million people out of poverty.
Ezekwesili made her plans known through a statement titled ‘Here comes the best MAN for the job, the woMAN,’ released by the Director of Special Projects for ‘Hope 2019’, the campaign organ of Ezekwesili, Aisha Yesufu.
According to the statement, the “unprecedented” plan by the Presidential candidate to lift over 80 million Nigerians out of poverty through human capital development and technological innovation remains the most actionable strategy in the lead up to next year’s general elections in the country.
She said: “Beyond the rhetoric of this election season, it is clear to us that getting people out of debilitating poverty is the single most crucial assignment that we have. That is why we adopt this as the cornerstone of the #Oby4President campaign.”
Lamenting that most aspirants to public office in the country were seeking political power for its sake, the statement noted that Ezekwesili’s position was based on her informed belief that “only a prosperous people can take the nation into the future we all dream of.”
She said research indicated that over 40 per cent of cases of extreme poverty could be found in sub-Saharan Africa, noting that “to turn around these tragic projections, by year 2050, we need to drastically change how we do things as a country.
We cannot continue to vote in the incompetent leaders who put us into this poverty while expecting change to happen.